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Mamá (2008)

 |  Short, Horror  |  April 2009 (USA)
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A young girl wakes up and tells her sister that their mother has returned home.


(as Andy Muschietti)


(as Andy Muschietti)
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A young girl wakes up and tells her sister that their mother has returned home.

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Litle Victoria is waken up by her sister Lili who insists on leaving the house because somebody unpleasant has come back


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€40,000 (estimated)

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The film makers fell in love with the house as they were scouting for a different job, and found out that it was being demolished in two weeks. They gathered the crew together and shot the film as quickly they could. See more »


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18 January 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Mama (2008)

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Andres Muschietti's three-minute short is what helped get his 2013 film made. Fans of that film (whick I'm one of) will certainly want to watch this just to compare how the sequence here looked in the feature. What we basically have is two little girls walking around their house when they notice mama and try to get away from her. This scene was actually redone in the feature to a very good effect and considering this thing just lasts three-minutes there's really no reason to try and treat it the same as a feature. With that said, I was actually quite impressed with this short as the director at least managed to build up some tension and the pay-off was nice. I will also admit that I actually liked mama from this short better than the feature, which was good but often times relied on too much CGI. Both Victoria Harris and Berta Ros are good as the children.

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